WELL-DESERVED HUMILIATION FOR JOHN MCCAIN…. It’s hard to say which humiliating John McCain clip from last night was more entertaining, so let’s go ahead and post them both, showing them in the order in which they were aired.
The first was on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” who took the Republican senator apart for having contradicted himself so often, there isn’t a single issue on which he’s been coherent throughout his career. Most notably, McCain, now a leading anti-gay crusader, vowed to support repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” just as soon as the military said it’s time to end the policy. Now that the military says it’s time to end the policy, the hateful hack from Arizona has no use for his previous commitments.
The other clip came two hours later, when Jon Stewart took McCain to task for the same reason, in some cases, even using the same footage from Rachel’s show. Note, however, that “The Daily Show” featured a must-see pseudo-commercial called “It Gets Worse,” which is devastating and true.
Also note this gem: “It’s the maverick way — spend a year studying whether soldiers deserve full civil rights, and a half an hour deciding who will be your presidential running mate.”
That happens to be true — before McCain asked a half-term governor to be one heartbeat from the presidency, he’d met her once and talked to her on the phone once. But DADT repeal should wait several more years while McCain studies a survey he already knows the results of.